Be part of the Global phenomenon known as World Information Architecture Day (WIAD). On this day, all over the world, people will come together and focus on how Information Architecture impacts design and experiences.
This half-day workshop will teach you the tools and tricks you need to use UX research to formulate the Information Architecture (IA) of a product or site.
Some of the topics we will cover include:
What is Information Architecture?
What are the best research methods to use to help define Information Architecture?
After we cover those topics, we will move into some hands on activities and explore ways to conduct card sorting activities. The activity wraps up with a discussion about how to create a strong IA based on your findings and how to share that recommendation with clients.
In addition to these activities, we also have a special guest, Donna Spencer. She wrote the book on card sorting! She's joining us online via Australia and will be available for a Q&A session with our attendees on topics such as Information Architecture, card sorts, taxonomy and user experience.
9:00 - 9:45am - Presentation "The What, Why, and How of Card Sorting"
9:45 - 10:45am - Card Sorting activity
11:00-11:45am - Q&A with the queen of card sorting, Donna Spencer
11:45am - 12:30pm - Closing remarks
Speakers Adam Polansky, Principal Experience Architect at Bottle Rocket John Sarmiento, Experience Researcher | Ethnographer | Usability Analyst at Bottle Rocket With very special guestDonna Spencer, Lead Consultant at Readify
Donna Spencer is a user experience designer who specializes in large, messy websites, and large, messy business applications. She has written three books, on card sorting, web writing, and information architecture. In her spare times she runs UX Australia, an annual user experience conference. We love to think of her as the card sorting queen. She is the author of two fantastic books covering Information Architecture: "A Practical Guide to Information Architecture" and "Card Sorting: Designing Usable Categories".
You’re a UX researcher looking for a job. You need a portfolio to showcase your awesome research skills. But what should it have in it? There’s tons of advice out there on what to include in a design portfolio, but when it comes to research portfolios, not so much. Lorie will use the hour to provide guidance on how to build your own UX research portfolio, including:
Why you need a UX research portfolio
What do to if you have no job experience
How to write a case study that showcases your research skills
Why showing the same stuff to everyone in the interview process is a no no and what to do instead
How to use your portfolio to your advantage in the hiring process
How can I access the event? The webinar link will only be sent to paid attendees.
How can I access the recording after the event? Only paid attendees will have the opportunity to view the webinar post-event on the UX Research and Strategy private YouTube channel. The video will be made available to paid attendees within one week of the event.
Design Thinking with Eric Ellis
Join Eric Ellis, Director of Digital Solutions at ettain Group
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Capital Factory + Dec 3102 Oak Lawn Ave Dallas, TX 75219
UX Research Portfolio Critique or Creation - Your Choice!Don't have one? Don't worry - you can start one at this workshop! In this hands-on workshop, you'll have the opportunity to spend 1 hour with a UX professional who will help you refine your existing research portfolio or get you started on creating one.
Bring your past experience with you - grab those old reports, screen shots and any other materials and get ready to turn them into case studies!
You'll have the time to ask questions about which projects are the most impactful and how best to showcase your work
Bring your existing UX research portfolio with you - in any format (yes, we'll have wifi).
Bring your questions and/or concerns about your portfolio - our professionals are here to help you!